AKC: Working Water Hides Course
AKC: Working Water Hides Course
AKC: Working Water Hides Course
AKC: Working Water Hides Course

AKC: Working Water Hides Course

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In AKC Scent Work, the Buried class has undergone some major changes, all of which are slated to go into effect October 1, 2019.

The most major change involves having dogs work water hides in the upper levels of competition.

Course Details

In this 6-week course, we will walk you through how to introduce the concept of working water hides to your dog as well as how to prepare for the upper levels of the AKC Scent Work Buried class. All of this will be achieved while focusing on having FUN with your dog!

Should I Take This Course?

Are you interested in competing in AKC Scent Work? You and your dog will need to successfully navigate water hides and this course will help you do just that!


Dog must be familiar hunting for at least one novel odor (ie. Birch, Anise and/or Clove).

What You Will Need for This Course

  • your dog
  • flat or martingale collar
  • 6'-8' leash
  • 10'-15' long line
  • LOTS of high-value and smelly treats
  • crate or area you can stage your dog in while setting up your searches
  • at least 8 tubs (approx 16x11x7)
  • at least 8 grids to cover the tubs
  • at least 8 suction cups with clips
  • at least 8 opaque scent vessels
  • AKC strength odor q-tips. All 4 odors recommended, but could start with Birch only.

Course Outline

  • Introducing Water Hides
  • Aging Water Hides
  • Multiple Hides - Preparing for Buried Advanced
  • Buried Advanced Class
  • Water and Sand - Buried Excellent Class
  • Having Fun with Water Hides


Probably sound like a broken record, but its easy to follow, makes me (and therefore my dog) enthusiastic, go at my own pace.

David L.
Introducing Birch Course

What did you enjoy about this course? Took me out of my comfort zone. Making me keep training logs. Teaching me to break down behaviors. That is huge because all I ever see is what I need to work on.

Kathleen V.
Now What Do I Do?! Course

I liked the pace of the course, how the material was presented and most importantly all of the wonderful feedback. I think the at-home learning experience was far better, due to the enormous amount of feedback (and encouragement!) that we would not get as much of in a live class.

Denise M.
Introduction to Scent Work Course

The explanation followed by the videos to show the skill or skills. That was helpful. The feedback on my videos was also helpful. The practices each week- gold!

Pat G.
NW3 Trial Prep Course

This was the most amazing and insightful seminar I have ever attended on Odor movement and hide placement. WOW! Thank you so very much

Ava H.
Hide Placement and Odor Movement Seminar

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